We do everything else on our phones—why not manage our health and wellness? Here are our top 10 health and wellness apps of 2016:
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. Drinking water can improve your mood, focus, energy, and general wellness. But it can be hard to remember to drink an adequate amount each day. 1 Gallon a Day is an app that encourages you to drink one gallon of water a day by having you log in each drink.
Sleep Cycle is a smart alarm clock that wakes you up during the lightest phase of your sleep cycle, so you start your day feeling well-rested, rather than groggy (and possibly grumpy.) The app also keeps track of how many hours you sleep, promoting healthy sleep habits.
HabitBull is a habit tracking app that helps you ditch bad habits, like smoking or nail-biting, and build good ones, like exercising or meditating. The app allows you to set reminders for yourself, provides you with motivational quotes, and asks you to log whether or not you worked towards your goal every day.
Talkspace is an app that offers affordable and convenient therapy and counseling. Seeing a therapist can be highly expensive. Talkspace offers unlimited texting with real professionals for as little as $19 a week.
Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and improve general wellness. Stop, Breathe & Think is an app that helps you develop healthy meditation habits in three steps: check in with how you’re feeling, practice mindful breathing, and practice a meditation.
MyFitnessPal helps you lose or maintain weight in a healthy way by tracking your calorie intake. Simply set your weight goal and log in each meal and MyFitnessApp will use its database of over 5 million foods to calculate the calories.
Fooducate is another weight loss tracking app, but this one is unique in that it allows you to scan grocery items and offers a grade (A,B,C, or D) based on their nutrition. This way, you know you’re stocking your kitchen with healthy food.
Pact is a unique app that enforces good habits by rewarding you with cash when you stick to it and making you pay when you don’t. The money you earn is paid by those members who don’t—and don’t worry. You can manage how much is on the line.
If you’re sick of the same ol’ yoga routine, there’s an app for that. Down Dog provides you with a new yoga sequence for each completed practice, so you never run out of new content.
Because you brain needs exercise too, Elevate is an app that works out your thinking cap. It presents you with new challenges every day to improve abilities like comprehension and focus.
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